Tabitha Hawthorne
Ohh... Are you going to tell me about these things?
Mon Aug 6, 2018 16:21

Tabitha stopped her sorting in favour of drinking her chocolate and leaned on the shelves with her hip. She remembered the first lesson she'd given, remembering the swirl of nerves she'd felt, the terror of teaching a bunch of students, the anxiety about being the new teacher. She remembered, with fond thoughts, Professor Daniel Nash, her predecessor who had done more than an excellent job at preparing her for her new career in teaching. She felt sort of guilty about taking the position, though he had only meant to be a temporary substitute. She hoped that he was doing well for himself.

"Put it this way. I was calmer facing a sea serpent than that class," she laughed, shaking her head at herself. "I taught the actual class on my own but I was supervised by Daniel Nash. He was my predecessor."

Tabitha set her mug of hot chocolate back down and returned to the box she'd been sorting through, pulling out a cauldron and resting it gently on the shelf. She laughed when Mary said about seeing her put a dragon in a time-out, or in Tabitha's mind, on the naughty step. "Yes, indeed. Wagging my finger at something that's five times my height."

She let out another laugh, the image in her head an amussing one and, she felt, very British of her and shook her head, amused. She looked up at Mary, smiling brightly. "You do make me laugh, you know that, right?"

  • All the things!Mary Brooding, Mon Aug 6 15:45
    Mary smiled gratefully, glad to have someone on her team. She was more than a little nervous herself and knowing she'd at least have someone to brainstorm lessons with, even if just for themes, was... more
    • Ohh... Are you going to tell me about these things? — Tabitha Hawthorne, Mon Aug 6 16:21
      • Perhaps... in time.... Mary Brooding, Mon Aug 6 22:01
        Mary laughed once, hard. "That's not comforting at all!" she said, and it really wasn't. If Tabitha Hawthorne, the woman who wasn't afraid of anything, who chased a Wampus Cat to the detriment of her ... more
        • Oh, I can't wait to find out.Tabitha Hawthorne, Mon Aug 6 22:21
          Tabitha couldn't help but raise an eyebrow as she watched Mary's magic at work, tidying and putting everything away. She didn't know whether to be amused or shocked that the lovely Mary Brooding had... more
          • A tidbit here and there.Mary Brooding, Mon Aug 6 22:48
            A blush rose through Mary's neck and cheeks but she dipped her head to hide it as much as she could. When she looked up, she'd managed a smirk. "Yes, of course," she replied. She hummed something... more
            • You're a total tease.Tabitha Hawthorne, Tue Aug 7 12:25
              Tabitha raised an eyebrow at how quickly Mary had downed her glass of whiskey and was holding her tumbler out for more. The Defence teacher hesitated a moment, wondering if she'd unleashed some kind... more
              • I'm a total mess!Mary Brooding, Tue Aug 7 16:13
                Mary managed a weak smile, but couldn't quite look at her friend. She let the woman's words hang in the air and didn't answer for a moment. Having read parts of Tabitha's journals and spoken with her ... more
                • It appears that so am I.Tabitha Hawthorne, Tue Aug 7 16:56
                  Tabitha did not understand what had just happened. Mentally, she reviewed everything she'd just said, trying to work out if she'd said something offensive. When she couldn't find anything, a look of... more
                  • It's not you, it's me.Mary Brooding, Tue Aug 7 20:14
                    Mary closed her eyes as soon as Tabitha was out of range to see her expression and she flinched as the door slammed shut. When she opened her eyes again, her knuckles were white around the tumbler--... more
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